everybody to belong to the official religion of the state, which was the dutch reformed church. however, and if you no dutch society now, there's a big difference between what the dutch legacy in public, versus what is possible in private. and in public there was only one church principle, only one church could be associated with the state, with the higher levels of office, with all sorts of privileges. even though it was subordinate to stay, it was only one church, but dutch reformed church. so even though they couldn't force people to the dutch reforms, if you wanted to get ahead in dutch society, chances are he might join this church. >> how his new netherlands beat her the best of the colonies and the rest of the current, or at that time the united states?